Structural Wood Components supplies heavy timber trusses for both Interior and Exterior installations. Interior trusses are utilized in Lobbies, Dining Areas, Retail Spaces, Church Sanctuaries, Building Facades, Family Rooms, Studies, Trophy Rooms, Kitchens, Entry Ways and numerous other spaces. Exterior Trusses are installed in Pavilions, Commercial Drive-thrus, Covered Walkways, Porte Cocheres, Patio Covers, Outdoor Kitchens, Garden Structures, and other outdoor areas.
Most customers asking for a Heavy Timber Truss are seeking a Decorative truss because of its hand crafted, exposed beam appearance. Hence all of our trusses are Decorative. The design of a particular building or structure in which the truss is located will determine whether or not the truss is also Structural.
A Structural timber truss requires engineering certification by the customer or SWC. We provide this service if required. The customer needs to provide building plans or sufficient detail regarding the roof configuration for our engineer to make roof load assumptions and check the truss for structural integrity. In many cases the customer’s timber truss plans are already detailed and certified by an engineer. In this instance, we may proceed with fabrication based on the customer’s certification.
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